“I have to get my Master’s degree,” Bruce Trimble said to himself as he walked out of the lecture hall. The year was 2004, and the Public Relations Society of America had hosted an event with UALR on crisis communication. This event had such an impact on Bruce’s life, it altered his career path.
Bruce completed his Masters in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at UALR. He is a firm believer that it is never too late to finish school, especially if it will help you accomplish your goals. While he was finishing with school, Bruce received a call from the governor’s office asking him to serve on the Suicide Prevention Council. This experience helped to spark the passion that would blossom into his career at Bridgeway Hospital. He works as the Director of Business Development in the psychiatric facility and, while there, he has seen how discrimination in mental health is still prevalent even in the medical community. This is a problem that Bruce is adamant about addressing. “We all have an opportunity to impact mental health, primarily through language,” he states. This led him to his topic for the UA Little Rock Department of Applied Communication Leadership Lecture Series.
“Language Matters: Our Role in Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues” is the topic Bruce Trimble will be discussing on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at UA Little Rock’s Donaghey Student Center. This is an area of communication that he believes can alter the state of mental health reception within the medical field, but also within society as a whole.
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